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PM under pressure over SIS papers

Radio New Zealand - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The Labour Party says most New Zealanders won't believe Prime Minister John Key when he says he did not know that the SIS was going to release information to a blogger in 2011.
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Prime Minister 'disappointed but not surprised' over NZEI reaction

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Prime Minister says it's "disappointing but not surprising" that New Zealand's largest teaching union has voted against the Government's $359 million education scheme.
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Rāmere 22 Here-turi-kōkā 2014

TVNZ - ‎14 minutes ago‎
The KiwiYo 'Kia Ora' incident has drawn backlash from several notable Māori figures. Māori Language Commissioner and former telephone exchange operatore Naida Glavish expressed shock that greeting people with 'Kia Ora' is still causing a fuss for some ...
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Ice Bucket Challenge: Indian celebrities take up the cause

Times of India - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Bollywood is quickly catching up with the viral activity of dumping a bucket full of ice cold water on themselves. This is known as the ice bucket challenge which is being done to raise awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease).

NZ shares rise as Sky TV gains on earnings

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Zealand shares rose for the fourth consecutive day as reporting season gave investors confidence in the market. Sky Network Television advanced after beating analysts' expectations for annual profit.
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How many Palestinian civilians is a single militant worth?

Haaretz
58 minutes ago
Written by
Jonathan Lis
As of Thursday, 76.8 percent of the 2,090 fatalities documented by the Gazan human rights organization Mizan have been civilians. By Amira Hass | Aug. 22, 2014 | 2:19 AM.
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MH17 Remains Return Home as Govt Battles Fallout

ABC News - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies.
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Thousands Told to Evacuate as Japan Rain Hampers Disaster Search

Businessweek - ‎3 hours ago‎
Members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces and firegighters continue to search for missing people at houses collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris in Asaminami, Hiroshima, western Japan.
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Indonesian president-elect to-do list: fuel subsidies, cabinet

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
JAKARTA (Reuters) - President-elect Joko Widodo will sit down with Indonesia's outgoing leader next week to discuss pressing economic issues, as investors closely watch for his cabinet picks and his plans to wind down a budget-sapping fuel subsidy ...
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Colin Craig confident in Electoral Commission court contest

National Business Review (subscription) - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The Conservative Party's Colin Craig is off to court again - this time in dispute of election programming. The litigious leader, fresh off winning an injunction against MediaWorks to be included in a minor party debate, has filed against the Electoral Commission ...
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Crown returns flag to Ngai Tuhoe

Radio New Zealand - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The Crown has returned a historic flag to Ngai Tuhoe to help restore injustices the iwi has suffered at the hands of the Crown. A powhiri was performed for the Crown.

Wanaka crash victim Jerome Box remembered

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
The men who shared Jerome Box's final flight and moments of his life have reflected on the "great adventurer" at his funeral.
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Spark turnaround ahead of schedule, says Moutter

New Zealand Herald
5 hours ago
Written by
Hamish Fletcher
Spark's three-year plan to transform its business is ahead of schedule, managing director Simon Moutter says. The company, formerly known as Telecom, reported full-year profit from ordinary activities, excluding discontinued operations, was up 19.8 per cent ...
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Yellen speech awaited for any hint on rate timing

New Zealand Herald - ‎41 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of when it will ...

Bay propelled up economic scoreboard

New Zealand Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
Retail trade in the Bay has grown by 7 per cent across the year, the third highest rise in the country. A jump in retail spending and house prices have boosted the Bay of Plenty to fourth equal in the latest economic scoreboard.

Vector's annual net profit falls 17%

Radio New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vector's annual net profit fell 17 percent, reflecting price-cutting forced on the electricity lines company by the corporate regulator.

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The coolest things on the internet this week

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
I can't be the only one to get distracted by the internet on a Friday afternoon. This week I've pulled together my 10 picks of the week to help you make it through the day.

The Block contestants dish up goss

Stuff.co.nz - ‎7 hours ago‎
THE BLOCK NZ 2014: Clockwise from top left, Jo and Damo, Alex and Corban, Maree and James and Quinn and Ben. Related Links. Meet the new Block NZ judges Meet the new The Block teams.
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Top five: critics' picks

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎
FILM. The documentary 20,000 Days On Earth is a portrait of Nick Cave as creative artist. For fans of the iconoclastic rocker, that will be enough.

Is this the most misogynistic movie of the year?

Stuff.co.nz - ‎8 hours ago‎
THEY'RE BACK: The Inbetweeners are back for a second round and this time they are in Australia. Relevant offers. Film. Review: The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Review: 20,000 Days on Earth Review: Lucy Crystal to ...
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SBW set to play last NRL game in NZ

Radio New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sonny Bill Williams is set to return from a thumb injury for the Sydney Roosters' match against the Warriors in Auckland on Sunday, in what could be his final National Rugby League game in New Zealand.
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Cronulla Sharks will need part-timers

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Cronulla could field nearly half a squad of part-time footballers should the likes of Paul Gallen and Anthony Tupou take up ASADA's offer of a one-month ban.

Justin Marshall's Chalkboard: Where is the breakdown attack?

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
In Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock, the All Blacks are lucky to possess supremely talented individuals capable of doing things with the ball.
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Varroa and bee viruses linked - study

Radio New Zealand - ‎9 hours ago‎
An Otago University study has thrown more light on the role that the varroa honey bee mite plays in spreading diseases through beehives.
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Is this volcano ready to blow?

NEWS.com.au - ‎1 hour ago‎
IT'S four years since the eruption of Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull caused worldwide flight chaos. Now another ice-covered volcano blast is threatening to disrupt the skies again.
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Fluoride deemed safe to drink

Radio New Zealand - ‎4 hours ago‎
A review by a panel of leading scientists says fluoridated drinking water in New Zealand creates no health risks and provides protection against tooth decay.

Doctor sustained 'devastating' drug addiction

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
A doctor lost her job for writing false prescriptions to sustain a "devastating" drug addiction. The doctor, who can't be identified, wrote 54 false prescriptions for codeine phosphate under different names for her own use.
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St John misses staff boost as targets exceeded

Stuff.co.nz - ‎14 hours ago‎
Southland's St John services missed out on a nationwide staffing boost because they already exceed targets and outperform other regions, management say.
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US Ebola doctor: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ebola victim Dr Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him. Photo / AP. Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses, showing the world that he ...
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